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$50 million for broadband internet in New York

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that nearly $50 million has been awarded in broadband grants to provide high-speed internet service to homes and businesses across the state.

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100 megabits per second for more than 2 million homes and businesses
The New NY Broadband Program has made sweeping progress toward achieving its nation-leading goal of broadband for all.

On the heels of its merger with Time Warner Cable, Charter has outlined its four-year rollout plan to service 145,000 currently unserved households in upstate New York.

Additionally, Charter will make available internet speeds of 100 megabits per second for more than 2 million upstate homes and businesses by early 2017 in its upstate service area, including in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany.

At an event at SUNY Potsdam today, the Governor also unveiled the New NY Broadband Program’s Round I awards, which will connect 34,000 homes to high-speed internet for the first time.

Once completed, these actions will ensure 97 percent of New Yorkers have the broadband access required to succeed in a 21st century economy, with the goal of serving all New Yorkers by the end of 2018.

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